|Kenya with Jeffrey Sachs - Open Source Media|
Sachs has got the whole developing world in his ken, but we're going to start small... assuming that a country with over 31 million people composed of over 70 different tribal groups can be considered small. We're going to be talking about the macro and the micro: about international investment and hyper-local organizing, the ravages of malaria and the nitty gritty of homegrown mosquito repellent. In short, we want to talk about what's working in Kenya and what's not...
|God 2.0 with Jeff Sharlet and Real Live Preacher - Open Source Media|
The internet is aflame. Orthodox Jews and fundamentalist Christians, wiccans and pagans, everyone is talking about God. So how has our notion of God changed since people started searching for Him online? And how has the Internet changed since He moved there?
|Constitutions with Kim Scheppele - Open Source Media|
ÂNon,Â ÂNeeÂ and now the UK isnÂt even going to ask. The European Constitution itself is a massive document of more than 250 pages and 448 Â or is it 465? Â articles, drafted via a year-long, open access process. But somewhere the process Â and the PR Â failed. The U.S. constitution has only seven articles, and its writers knew it had to be simple and readable if it was going to pass. We want to know whatÂs in a constitution: whether the key is in the writing or the ratifying or the PR...
|Web 2.0 with David Weinberger, Dave Winer and Doc Searls - Open Source Media|
The Internet just got cool again. Forget the crash. What was a collection of static pages and commerce sites has become a living, breathing conversation. A handful of innovations Â tagging, syndication and yes, of course, blogging Â have only now become user-friendly. TheyÂre changing the way we communicate. And finally, the doomsday predictions about the old models Â of journalism, of marketing, of research Â are no longer exaggerated...
|A Passage to India with Amitav Ghosh - Open Source Media|
Amitav Ghosh is a novelist, a journalist, a star among postcolonial writers. HeÂs a child of post-Independence India who sees all too clearly the dangers of empire Â both in the past, in its indelible effect on present-day India; and in the present, in the Bush AdministrationÂs war in Iraq. US news coverage of India seems to focus on outsourcing and economic globalization; Ghosh is headed back to India, and heÂll show us the full postcolonial Indian reality Â the political, religious, socia...
|The Doctor Will Google You Now with Thomas Lee, Susan Love and Deborah Wexler - Open Source Media|
Is the internet taking the mystery out of medicine? Although access to healthcare hasn't improved, access to medical information has. As a result, patients are now spending more time at PubMed than the neighborhood saloon. The effect is sobering to physicians who had enjoyed a centuries old monopoly on medspeak. Docs may have been knocked from their pedestals but they arenÃÂt down for the count. They too are basking in the benefits of cyberspace...